Disclosure of political donations and gifts

If you're lodging a planning application with Council or you are making a public submission about a planning application being made to Council, you may need to complete a Declaration of Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Form(PDF, 151KB)

A person is required to disclose any reportable political donations and gifts (if any) made by any person with a financial interest in the application within the period commencing 2 years before the application is lodged and ending when the application is determined.

How and when to make a disclosure

If you are required to make a disclosure of a reportable political donation or gift under the EP&A Act, the disclosure is to be made:

  • In, or in a statement accompanying, the relevant planning application or submission if the donation or gift is made before the application or submission is made, or
  • If the donation or gift is made afterwards, in a statement of the person to whom the relevant planning application or submission was made within 7 days after the donation or gift is made.

Note: Reportable political donations include those of or above $1000. A gift includes a gift of money or the provision of any other valuable thing or service for no consideration or inadequate consideration.

For further information, refer to the Department of Planning Circular PS 08_009, which is accessible at www.planning.nsw.gov.au